A drive from Glasgow to Loch Lomond is roughly 30 miles. Not a considerable distance, but the beauty one can witness along one of these tours from Glasgow is genuinely remarkable. Once you get to the mighty Loch Lomond and the awe-inspiring Trossachs National Park, you will be blown away at how majestic this legendary area actually is, its magnificence inspires.
Whether you find that inspiration though a breathtaking view or during a reflective moment on Loch Lomond’s grand shores, a visit here will not soon be forgotten.
There’s much to do in terms of exciting activities, so let us take a look at what we’ll get up to on one of our day trips from Glasgow to Loch Lomond.
Seeing the sharks at the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre
Did you know that the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre has the biggest collection of sharks in all of Scotland? Here, you will be able to learn all about our country’s sea life, from the coast to the depths of the ocean. Not only are the sharks, but there are also many other sea creatures on view.
Discover more than 20 species of crustaceans including the tiny Peacock Mantis Shrimp, the Giant Japanese Spider Crab and our very own golden Lobster. The aquarium is also home to rays and sea horses. The kids will absolutely love it!
Taking a magical walk
As one of the most scenic and spectacular areas in Scotland, it is no wonder that this place offers many majestic walking and hiking trails. You may need to walk up a hill or tow, but the reward is worth it with some of the best views in the Northern Hemisphere.
More specifically, The West Highland Way is a famed long-distance walking route, which passes by Loch Lomond. Visiting here is a great opportunity for seeing at least part of this magnificent trail.
Enjoying a boat trip
Fancy a boat ride? Well then, the best way to experience this gorgeous Loch is by boat. Like many of the destinations on our day tours from Glasgow, you will more than likely want to come back here to truly experience the place, but a 30 min boat trip can most certainly be arranged.
Loch Lomond offers even offers full boat trip holidays where you can spend a few days on the water relaxing and taking in the Loch’s allure and energy. If this is something you would be interested in, there are amazing boat trips and tours on offer at this destination.
But as part of this trip, why not sit back and enjoy a nice cold drink surrounded by the hills and glens of the Trossachs, along with several other ranges of hills.
A visit to Loch Lomond Shores
A trip from Glasgow to Loch Lomond would not be complete without a visit to the Loch Lomond Shores. There is so much to do here. From a wide range of indoor, outdoor and water-based activities to great shopping and eating establishments, Loch Lomond Shores is a must-visit destination on our day trip to this beautiful area.
Want to try pedal boating? You can do that here. You want to ride a Segway or eat local Scottish cuisine? For those of you who wish to purchase souvenirs and trinkets, there are many stores where you can do that.
Loch Lomond Shores is the activity hub of the area, and if you would like to spend more time here, we can arrange that too. In fact, our tour from Glasgow to Loch Lomond can be fully customized depending on what you want to do. Just give us a shout ahead of the time.
Taking in the Trossachs Park
Now, if you prefer nature, and spending time in natural surroundings doing simpler things, that can be arranged too.
By spending time in this park, you will be spending time in the heart of Scotland. The park, established in 2002 extends over a considerably large area, from Balloch north to Tyndrum and Killin, and from Callander west to the mystical forests of Cowal.
From kayaking, wakeboarding or water skiing, to spotting wallabies, discovering the Falls of Dochart in Killin and spending an afternoon exploring Balloch Country Park, you can truly become one with nature in the Trossachs Park.
So, if you are planning a trip to Scotland, or are already here and you are heading to Glasgow, then Glasgow to Loch Lomond is a day trip you do not want to pass up.
It is the perfect opportunity to experience this part of the world in comfort and alongside an incredibly clued-up local guide. This isn’t our only location either, so be sure to check out the other places you can visit on one of our day trips from Glasgow.